Construction Trades

Do you enjoy working with your hands, building, repairing? Indian Hills Community College will help you turn your passion into a career with the Construction Trades Program! Let’s get to work building something Life.Changing!

Campus Centerville Campus
Entry Term Any Term
Length of Program 4 Terms (12 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Diploma


"To Offer High Quality Training & Practical Skills in Key Areas of Residential House Construction & Remodeling."

When you join the Construction Trades program you will learn safety, blueprint reading, framing, drywall, plumbing, interior/exterior trim, and all of these skills mostly through “hands-on” work! You may choose to further your education by enrolling in our A.A.S. Construction Technology or Construction Management Programs or simply join the workforce right away with the building blocks and experience needed to be a Life.Changing construction worker!


What you will learn:
  • Framing
  • Drywall
  • Plumbing
  • Exterior Trim
  • Interior Trim


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Construction Trades Program Details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a Maintenance Worker, Construction Worker, or even furthering your education in one of our other two construction programs!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Jon!

dormanJon Dorman, Instruction, Construction Programs
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 856-2143, ext. 2236 or (800) 670-3641, ext. 2236
[email protected]


noelNoel Gorden, Executive Dean, Centerville Campus & Academic Services
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5181 or  (800) 726-2585, ext. 5181
[email protected]